Avoid Putting Employee Information on Your Public Website
Focusing your public website on information for the public – not on information specific to your company’s employees – is a best practice for managing your company's website. Use intranets or extranets to provide information for your employees.
Why It’s Important:
• Real estate on your public website – particularly the homepage – is valuable and should be focused on the most important needs of the public, not of company employees.
• It can confuse the public to post information intended for employees on your public site.
By focusing on information for the public -- rather than employees -- you will help the public find what they need more efficiently and improve your services to them.
How to Implement
• If your company's public website has content that is intended only for your company's employees, move the content to an intranet or to an extranet, with password protection.
• If your company or organization doesn't have or cannot acquire an intranet or extranet, then work to put employee information in a separate, clearly labeled part of your website. This will show the public that the information is not intended for them.
• If your website has content that is valuable to both the public and employees, it's fine to post that information on the public website.
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